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Unformatted text preview: rritorial sea from the nearest island. (Ibid) 4. 5. It shall not be applied in such a manner as to cut off from the high seas or the exclusive economic zone the territorial sea of another State. (Article 47[5], UNCLOS) If a part of the archipelagic water of an archipelagic State lies between two parts of an immediately adjacent neighboring State, existing rights and all other legitimate interests which the latter State has traditionally exercised in such waters and all rights stipulated by agreement between those States shall continue and be respected. (Article 47[6], UNCLOS) Q: How is the breadth of the territorial sea, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf measured? POLITICAL LAW TEAM: ADVISER: ATTY. EDWIN REY SANDOVAL; SUBJECT HEAD: RACHEL MARIE L. FELICES; ASST. SUBJECT HEADS: WIVINO E. BRACERO II & HERAZEUS CHRISTINE Y. UY; MEMBERS: LAWRENCE PAULO H. AQUINO, LEANDRO RODEL V. ATIENZA, MARINETH EASTER AN D. AYOS, CARLO R. BALA, WILFREDO T. BONILLA, JR., KEEL ACHERNAR R. DINOY, APRIL V. ENRILE, KENNETH JAMES CARLO C. HIZON, JOSE MARIA G. MENDOZA, ROGER CHRISTOPHER R. REYES, ROMILINDA C. SIBAL, JASMIN M. SISON, ZARAH PATRICIA T. SUAREZ, RALPH JULIOUS L. VILLAMOR. PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW A: They are measured from the archipelagic baselines drawn. (Article 48, UNCLOS) Q: How does the sovereignty of the archipelagic state extends? A: It extends to the waters enclosed by the archipelagic baselines (archipelagic waters, regardless of their depth or distance from the coast, to the air space over the archipelagic waters, as well as to their bed and subsoil and the resources contained therein. (Article 49[1], UNCLOS) Note: The regime of archipelagic sea lanes passage shall not in other respects affect the status of the archipelagic waters, including the sea lanes, or the exercise by the archipelagic State of its sovereignty over such waters and their air space, bed and subsoil and the resources contained therein. (Article 49[4], UNCLOS) 2.b. Archipelagic Waters Q: What are archipelagic waters? A: These are waters enclosed by the archipel...
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